Six young community members find ways to strengthen the town they love. A place becomes a community when people are willing to take care of it—and one another. That couldn’t be truer for the Lower Cape town that swells in the summer but still maintains a liveliness in the colder months. These six individuals are young, successful and dedicated to Chatham.
Images of the sea and marine life often come to mind when considering Chatham’s natural bounty, but with its over 800 acres of land and upwards of five miles of trails, the Chatham Conservation Foundation invites a closer look at the area’s equally rich terrestrial biodiversity found just off the beaten path. While the CCF offers a wide range of programming for the community, their guided themed walks have been especially popular.
Is your dog a dancer? Would your cat consider the cha cha? Is your rabbit ready to hip-hop?
Kim Roderiques—a Chatham photographer and author (“Dogs on Cape Cod”)—found the combination of dancers and pets irresistible, after local dance teacher Adam Spencer showed her a beautiful photo series of NYC Ballet dancers with dogs. “I told him we have to do this and make it unique and special for Cape Cod!” says Roderiques.
For Jerry Evans, Taylor Brown, Barb Knowlton and Steve Wardle, Chatham provides both seaside inspiration and sustainable livelihoods. Inside their cottage studios, they create fine clothing, unique jewelry and home designs that illustrate the charm of Cape Cod. These artisans all share a fascination with the magnificence and mysteries of our coastal community—and their creations reflect their interpretation of the natural world that surrounds us.